Monthly Archives: October 2012

Nutrition for Healthy Term Infants Recommendations from Birth to Six Months - has now been officially released (see info  below  Nutrition for Healthy Term Infants - Recommendations from Birth to Six Months(www.healthcanada.gc.ca/infantnutrition)). The work on updating these national infant feeding guidelines began about 2.5 years ago, replacing the last complete guidelines (1998). Work continues on the next stage of the document which will cover  6 months to 2 years.

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Implement a written breastfeeding policy

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Train staff with the knowledge & skills to implement the breastfeeding policy

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Teach expecting parents about breastfeeding

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Place babies skin to skin after birth

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Maintain lactation during separation

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Support mothers to exclusively breastfeed for six months

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Facilitate 24-hour rooming-in

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Encourage baby-led breastfeeding

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Support feeding without artificial teats or pacifiers

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